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Wind Farm Surveys by MTU

North Sea

Overview of North Sea offshore windpark areas (OWP) (Wikipedia)

Southern German North Sea                                                   

  • Borkum Riffgatt

The windfarm area Borkum Riffgatt (Wikipedia) was surveyed among the first by MTU multichannel seismic in 2005 on Senckenberg Cruise SK05, resulting from a cooperation of BGR, MTU/RCOM and the company ENOVA. The park area is one of the few located with in 12 nm zone of Germany, close to the East Frisian Islands. The installation was finished in 2013. The MTU seismic data were used to integrate with soil probing and borehole data to receive permission for the foundation design.

  • Alpha Ventus

The wind farm area Alpha Ventus (Wikipedia) was surveyed in 2008 on Senckenberg Cruise SK08, funded through MARUM subproject D4. It is located in 27 to 30 m water depth. Installation was finished in 2009 - it was the first German wind farm starting operation in the North Sea. The collected seismic data were complimentary and ued for research.

  • ENOVA (now Delta1+2)

Windfarm area Delta1+2/ENOVA (Wikipedia) was surveyed in 2008 on Senckenberg Cruise SK08, funded through MARUM subproject D4. The collected seismic data were complimentary and ued for research. 

  • Innogy (now N3; Nordsee 1, 2, 3)

Windfarm area Innogy, now split into Nordsee 1 (Wikipedia) , 2 (Wikipedia)  and 3 (Wikipedia) was surveyed in 2008 on Senckenberg Cruise SK08, funded through MARUM subproject D4. The collected seismic data were complimentary and ued for research. 

  • Godewind I, II, III

Windfarm area Godewind I (Wikipedia), II (Wikipedia) and III (Wikipedia) were surveyed in 2008 on Senckenberg Cruise SK08, funded through MARUM subproject D4. The collected seismic data were complimentary and ued for research.

Data were reprocessed for BSH in 2019.


Eastern German North Sea


Northern German North Sea                                           

















  • Kaskasi-II

A 3D seismic data set was acquired by Fraunhofer IWES and MTU in 2017/2018 and further 2D seismic lines in 2021 on Heincke Cruise He569 for purposes of soil property quantification.

  • Kaikas

As part of the BMWi project Seismik NordOst and through a cooperation with the windpark developer company WPD, we surveyed the windpark area KAIKAS during the Celtic Explorer Cruise CE11 in 2011, which was funded by BGR to collect data for the GPDN  project (Geopotenziale Deutsche Nordsee). A main survey was carried out in 2016 during Cruise AT241

OWP Kaikas later became integreted into windpark area N10-2

  • Skua